The Sundance Film Festival followed the announcement yesterday of its dramatic and documentary competition and American Spectrum sections with the high-profile Premiere and World Cinema sections today, as well as Frontier and Midnight Screenings.

Opening the festival on Jan 18 is My First Mister, the feature directorial debut of award-winning actress Christine Lahti and featuring Albert Brooks and Leelee Sobieski.

Among the other premieres are the eagerly awaited first film from Mick Jagger's Jagged Pictures, Michael Apted's wartime drama Enigma (pictured above) starring Dougray Scott and Kate Winslet. Also receiving their world premieres are Caveman's Valentine, Kasi Lemmons' follow-up film to Eve's Bayou, the Jodie Foster-produced The Dangerous Lives Of Altar Boys featuring Jena Malone and Foster herself, Tom DiCillo's latest Double Whammy with Denis Leary and Elizabeth Hurley, Patrice Chereau's first Englishlanguage film Intimacy based onHanif Kureishi's novel and starring Mark Rylance and Kerry Fox, and Richard Linklater's live action/animated mix Waking Life.

World Cinema features a slew of popular festival favourites including The Last Resort, Me You Them, Maelstrom, National 7, Angels Of The Universe, Brother, Chopper and The Dish.

Next year's festival will take place in Park City, Utah, from January 18-28. For a more in-depth look at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, incorporating the views of festival co-director Geoffrey Gilmore, readthe coming weekly edition of Screen International published this week.


International sales agent listed after director; USdistributor listed if the film has one attached.


Opening Night Film:
My First Mister (Christine Lahti) TotalFilm Group/Paramount Classics

3am (Lee Davis)
Caveman's Valentine (KasiLemmons) Franchise Pictures/Universal Focus
The Dangerous Lives Of Altar Boys(Peter Care) IEG
Double Whammy (Tom DiCillo)Myriad Pictures
Enigma (Michael Apted)Intermedia/USA Films
Intimacy (Patrice Chereau)StudioCanal
Jack The Dog (Bobby Roth)
Julie Johnson (Bob Gosse) TheShooting Gallery
Lost & Delirious (Lea Pool)TF1 International
Madison (William Bindley)
Nobody's Baby (DavidSeltzer) Nu Image
Perfume (Michael Rymer) LionsGate Films International
Things Behind The Sun (AllisonAnders)
Series 7 (Daniel Minahan) GoodMachine International/USA Films
Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer) FilmFour International/Fox Searchlight
Waking Life (Richard Linklater)


101 Reykjavik(Iceland) Baltasar Kormakur - Trust Film Sales/Menemsha
Ali Zaoua (Morocco) Nabil AyouchTF1 International
Angels Of The Universe (Iceland)Fridrik Thor Fridriksson - Menemsha
The Back Of The World (Spain)Javier Corcuera
Beautiful Creatures (UK) BillEagles
Bleep Brothers (Japan) YoshiyasuFujita
Brother (Japan) Takeshi Kitano -Hanway Films/Sony Pictures Classics
Chopper (Australia) AndrewDominik - Beyond Films/First Look Pictures
Compassionate Sex (Spain) LauraMana - Filmax International
La Confusion Des Genres (France)Ilan Duran Cohen - UGC International
The Dish (Australia) Rob Sitch -Summit Entertainment/Warner Bros
Divided We Fall (Czech Republic)Jan Hrebejik
Fuckland (Argentina) Jose LuisMarques
The Isle (South Korea) Kim Kiduk- CJ Entertainment
The Last Resort (UK)Paul Pawlikowski The Sales Co
Living Blood (Italy)Edoardo Winspeare
The Low Down (UK)Jamie Thraves - Film Four International
Maelstrom (Canada) DenisVilleneuve - Alliance Atlantis
Me You Them (Brasil) AndruchaWaddington - Columbia TriStar/SPC
National 7 (France) Jean-Pierre Sinapi- The Wild Bunch
Our Lady Of The Assassins(Colombia) Barbet Schroeder -StudioCanal/Paramount Classics
Possible Loves (Belgium) SandraWerneck
Princesa (Italy/Germany/Brasil)Henrique Goldman - The Sales Co
The Road Home (China) Zhang Yimou- Columbia TriStar/SPC
Te Amo (Made In Chile) (Chile)Sergio Castilla
Together (Sweden) Lukas Moodysson- Trust Film Sales/IFC Films
Without A Trace (Mexico) MariaNavarro


30 Years To Life(Vanessa Middleton)
American Astronaut (Cory McAbee)
The Believer (Henry Bean)
The Business Of Strangers(Patrick Stettner)
The Deep End (Scott McGehee &David Siegel) 20th Century Fox/Fox Searchlight
Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly)Pandora Cinema
Green Dragon (Timothy Linh Bui)Franchise Pictures
Hedwig & The Angry Inch (JohnCameron Mitchell) New Line International/New Line
In The Bedroom (Todd Field) Good MachineInternational
L.I.E. (Michael Cuesta)
Lift (DeMane Davis & KhariStreeter)
Macarthur Park (Billy Wirt